No. 242 – Kimberly and Derek

Yesterday we wrapped up our double-header weekend with another out of town wedding. This time we traveled to Livermore to the beautiful Poppy Ridge Golf Club for Kimberly and Derek’s elegant wedding. The weather was perfect as the couple said their “I Do’s” in front of their family and friends overlooking the picturesque golf course and surrounding vineyard. Derek and his friends are basketball players so we spent a lot of time filming upward which is something new for us! Kim’s side of the family has roots in New Orleans, so we got to experience a New Orleans-style second line dance where the bride and groom held parisols and their guests followed them as they danced waving their custom silk screened handkerchiefs. Overall it was a day to remember and now we are tasked with making them a video they will cherish forever. In the meantime, here’s a preview of their ceremony:

No. 241 – Patricia and Nathan

On Friday we escaped the heat of Sacramento by heading up the mountain to South Lake Tahoe for Patty and Nate’s destination wedding. We started our day at St. Theresa Catholic Church and finished atop Mt. Heavenly at the Lakeview Lodge. It was the first time we’ve ever taken a gondola to reach a reception site and wow were the views stunning! Not only were Patty and Nate’s guests treated to some of the best scenery Tahoe has to offer, they also enjoyed a photo booth, a dessert bar featuring a variety of delicious pies, and homemade strawberry jam made by Patty’s relatives. We always love it when couples have a theme for their wedding decor and Patty and Nate did a great job embracing the Tahoe theme. Every little detail played into their theme, from the graphics they used on their program to the tree stumps that their centerpieces sat on. Congrats to the new couple who is headed back to make their home in Southern California. Here’s a sneak peek at their ceremony:

No. 240 – Jennifer and Alvin

Jennifer and Alvin met in 2009 and yesterday they tied the knot at the gorgeous Grand Island Mansion in Walnut Grove, CA. They invited us to share in their morning ceremony in the beautiful gardens outside Grand Island Mansion, followed by an afternoon reception. The Mansion was packed with their 230+ guests, who were treated to a photo booth and some custom shot glasses. Perhaps the only thing that was missing from the perfect day was the couple’s canine family members! The happy couple is headed off to a Mediterranean cruise for the next three weeks and now we are getting started on their wedding video. Here’s a sneak peek at their “I Do’s” from their ceremony:

No. 239 – Renee and Ramon

Renee and Ramon are high school sweethearts who have been together longer than a lot of married couples! Twelve years later they finally made it official with an elegant wedding at Arden Hills yesterday. The temperatures were soaring but that didn’t stop them from saying their “I Do’s” in front of their family and friends in Arden Hills’ beautiful courtyard site. Following the ceremony, guests were escorted into the Gold Room, which looked stunning thanks to some gorgeous centerpieces and well placed up-lighting. The highlight of the reception had to be the first dance, which featured some dry ice to give a “dancing on clouds” effect on the dance floor. Their relationship has definitely withstood the test of time and now we are tasked with creating a wedding video for them that will to! In the meantime, enjoy this sneak peek at their ceremony:

No. 238 – Darlene and Steve

On Saturday we spent the day at Arden Hills for Darlene and Steve’s rock and roll wedding. Who would have thought on August 4th, we’d be worried about if it was going to rain 30 minutes before the ceremony? Luckily, the rain passed over and we got to film their ceremony at Arden Hills’ beautiful Villa ceremony site. Following the entertaining ceremony, guests were treated to a fun reception in the Gold Room and we got to work again with one of our favorite DJs — Rick from Vision Entertainment. Darlene and Steve are headed off for a week of relaxation in Costa Rica while we get started on editing their video. Congrats to the new couple!